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Friday, June 15, 2012

New Beer Friday - June 15 Edition

IMG_3106By Chris Siciliano

Sunday is Father's Day. With the exception of Christmas, New Year's Eve, and maybe World Sauntering Day, there is no other holiday where it makes as much sense to shop at Siciliano's.

We are, in effect, the go-to place for all your father-pleasing products. Cigars? Sure. Beer? You bet. Homebrew equipment? Yes, and ingredients, too. Not to mention winemaking stuff and books on the subject and Scotch if you must or cider if that's more to your dad's liking. The list goes on and just so know, it also includes gift certificates.

There is, in fact, absolutely nothing else in the world your old man would rather have than a gift that you, wonderful son or daughter, picked up at Siciliano's Market. It's a proven, indisputable fact, verified repeatedly using the most rigorous scientific methods.*

Okay, now that the obligatory marketing speil is over, all of us at Siciliano's would like to say this—Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Your guidance, wisdom, and so forth is much appreciated. (I'm talking to you, Pop.)

*No actual science was used in the writing of this or any other New Beer Friday.

New (and Returning) Beer

  • New Holland White Hatter, $4.79/22oz - "An innovative hybrid of styles landing between white ale and India Pale Ale. White Hatter brings spice, hops, and fermentation notes together flavorfully. Pairings: seafood, fennel, mushrooms" (source).
  • New Holland Black Hatter IPA, $4.79/22oz - "A blackened version of Mad Hatter brewed with black malt for a dark, roasty sweetness to the base of the flavor profile. Finishes with a strong centennial hop character from dry hopping" (source).
  • New Holland Rye hatter, $4.79/22oz - "This beer showcases it’s grain-bill, made up of rye and barley malt. The rye adds a slight spiciness to the caramel-malt base, while also creating a creamy texture. Dry-hopping contributes a fresh citrus finish" (source).
  • New Hollland Oak-Aged Hatter, $4.79/22oz - "Mad Hatter IPA aged in Kentucky Barrels. Round, smooth wood character brings a new dimension to dry-hopped, aromatic hoppiness" (source).
  • New Holland Farmhouse Hatter, $4.79/22oz - "Farmhouse Ales were originally brewed as 'Provision Beers' by farmers in Belgium and France, brewed in the winter months to be consumed during hot summer work days. They were traditionally brewed light and refreshing to aid in both hydration and energy. Wheat and Pilsner malts were used to lighten up the body of this Mad Hatter version. It was also fermented hot with a strain of Belgian Saison yeast to develop flavors of green apple, pepper and fresh cut hay" (source).
  • New Holland Four Witches Black Saison, $2.39/12oz - "The Four Witches art, illustrated by Kyle Bice, develops on Golden Cap’s theme, with a nod to Wizard of Oz, as L. Frank Baum wrote the book while summering in Holland, MI. White and dark roasted wheat provide deceptively delicious body, and a playful reference to Oz’s contrast between good and wicked witches. Caramel rye and barley continue the story, along with a unique yeast character and mild spicing" (source).
  • Blue Point Summer Ale, $1.69/12oz - "The delicious golden taste of Summer Ale comes from a substantial portion of wheat malt added to a traditional barley malt mix which gives this delicious brew a unique tartness not found in many beers today. No surprise – this light, thirst-quenching brew is best enjoyed on hot Summer days" (source).
  • Lagunitas Under Cover Investigation Shut Down Ale, $1.89/12oz - "Our oxymoronic 'Imperial Mild' - A redux to remember the '05 St. Paddy's Day Massacre. Defiant as to style...we can say for sure it is unforgiven and unrepentant" (source).
  • Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, $1.89/12oz - One of your favorite German hefes now available in cans.
  • Dundee Summer Wheat Beer, $1.19/12oz - "An American-style wheat beer. Brewed with 40% wheat and a touch of rye malt to produce a refreshingly unique flavor. Aroma hops, fruity esters and a thick, creamy head top off this summer classic" (source).
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This Father's Day, treat your old man to a cigar from Siciliano's.


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